Wendy Orr

Wendy Orr


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Wendy Orr is the internationally published and award-winning author of more than thirty books, ranging from picture books to adult. In 2008 Nim's Island was released as a Hollywood feature film starring Jodie Foster, Abigail Breslin and Gerard Butler; Return to Nim's Island, based on Nim at Sea and starring Bindi Irwin as Nim, followed in 2013. Her most recent book is the third in the series, Rescue on Nim's Island, which was published in 2014 and is in development as a film. A Nim's Island television series is also in development. 

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Wendy's Awards

  • Adelaide Festival Award for Children’s Literature, finalist 2018
  • Prime Minister’s Award for Children’s Literature, 2017
  • Honour Book, CBCA Junior Readers 2017
  • Shortlisted WAYRBA Junior Readers 2017
  • Finalist Crystal Kite Awards 2017
  • Shortlisted Queensland Premiers Award 2017
  • ASO Librarians Choice Award, Secondary 2016
  • Junior Library Guild Selection 2017 (USA)
  • Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Books 2017 (USA)


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